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Hyundai presents new Mistra sedan in China
At the Guangzhou Motor Show, Hyundai has unveiled the next version of the Mistra compact sedan, which will be available for the first time as a purely electric version. The model has been marketed exclusively in China since 2013 and is built by Beijing Hyundai, a joint venture between BAIC Motor and Hyundai.Read more
Xpeng introduces electric limousine P7
The Chinese EV startup Xpeng Motors has published the prices for its second production model P7. The electric limousine will be launched on the Chinese market at prices starting at 270,000 yuan (€35,000) with deliveries set for the second quarter of 2020.Read more
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BYD presents all-electric SUV and PHEV minivan
At the Guangzhou Auto Show, BYD presented a fully electric version of their bestselling SUV Tang. Until now, this model was only available in combustion engine and plug-in hybrid versions. The company also presented a PHEV version of their Song Max minivan.Read more
Honda presents first all-electric car for China
Honda presented its first electric model for the Chinese market at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The compact SUV called VE-1 evokes the Honda HR-V model they based it on. It is also the series version of the Everus EV Concept Honda presented at the Auto China earlier in April.Read more
Avevai reveals electric vans powered by supercaps
Avevai, a start-up from Singapore is showing the first electric vehicles of their new Iona series at the Guangzhou Auto show in China. They developed the chassis of their electric van and small e-truck together with Daimler and Foton but the real innovation is in the system.Read more
Toyota to roll-out latest Corolla hybrid in 90 markets
Toyota is showing their latest Corolla sedan at the Guangzhou Auto Show after having introduced the Touring Sports version in Paris earlier this year. The limousine features hybrid variants too and Toyota says the Corolla will hit 90 countries and regions in 2019.Read more
VW planning 30 new plug-in cars for China by 2020
Volkswagen say it will take them no more than two years to launch more than 30 new electric cars and plug-in hybrids in China. Moreover, the Group’s Chinese arm is considering to install a public high power charging network together with local partners from 2019.Read more
Jaguar, SsangYong, Faraday Future, Tesla, Guangzhou Auto, ELI.
Jaguar looks to produce locally: The British carmaker says it wants to make the UK a global centre for battery research and development, as well as set up EV production facilities to meet further demand. The recently revealed I-Pace will initially be built by Magna Steyr in Austria (we reported), but as Jaguar Land Rover will reportedly offer electrified variants for half of its portfolio, it could move production to its home turf.
autocar.co.uk, telegraph.co.uk, autonews.com
SsangYong looks to electrify line-up: According UK boss Paul Williams, the South Korean carmaker will electrify a number of its current models in the coming four years, possibly even in cooperation with a bigger brand. While hybridisation is part of the plan, electrification is the long-term focus. SsangYong is meanwhile testing the electric version of its Tivoli
FF pushes back release date: As work at its production facility in Nevada has come to a halt (we reported), Faraday Future will apparently need to delay the launch of its first EV. The reason for the financial difficulties seems to be that financier LeEco, who is also working on an electric car, may have overreached in terms of funds and timing.
Newcomers: Forbes highlights five electric models from China that were unveiled at the Guangzhou Auto Show last week. The Changan BenBen, normally a popular petrol-powered mini car got an electric drivetrain, while Dongfeng presented its compact sedan Fengxing Jingyi S50 EV with 250 km range. The Trumpchi GS4 EV, a new SUV from Guangzhou Auto, can also go 240 km on one charge. The show also saw the presentation on a new electric van and light commercial truck.
News from Tesla: Following the first showroom inside a Nordstrom department store in LA (we reported) the carmaker now opened a second one in Charlotte, North Carolina. Meanwhile, in Germany, all Tesla Model S versions now qualify for federal subsidies, as the base price is less than 60,000 euros and bigger batteries or more performance are just “add-ons.”
charlotteobserver.com (showroom), manager-magazin.de (Germany; in German)
ELI hits the road: The small electric transporter was developed by Austrian SFL Technologies, who is ready to kick start production in January. At first, the company will manufacture 1,000 units that it won’t sell, but rent out completed with a comprehensive service package.
steiermark.orf.at (in German)